In 2017, WRAG's president Tamara Copeland was named the Waldemar Nielsen Visiting Fellow, Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. As part of her time at Georgetown, Tamara oversaw a research project to assess the impact of the 2016 Putting Racism on the Table series on the local philanthropic community. The report, by Edward Weizenegger, MPP '18, documents the participants’ feedback on the series experience and enumerates the diverse impact it has had on their work.
A quick look at recent giving by foundations and corporations in the Greater Washington region.
In 2015, the Taproot Foundation conducted an comprehensive study to identify what WRAG's impact is, and if and how the organization helps its membership be more effective and responsible in their philanthropy.
The 86,000 private foundations with less than $50 million in assets account for 98% of all foundations in the United States; however, data about this “super majority” is scant because most private foundation research looks only at the wealthiest 2% of grantmaking philanthropies.
In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft look at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations.
In the latest edition of Our Region, Our Giving, we dig into data on giving, assets, funding practices, and trends in the sector that we collected from our member foundations and corporate giving programs in Summer 2014. The data tell a positive story about philanthropy in our region.
This W.K. Kellogg Foundation resource guide provides individuals and organizations with access to extensive learning materials, tools and data on racial inequities, their impact on communities of color, and the process for healing racial wounds so that communities can work together.
Philanthropic giving in the Greater Washington region increased more than twice as much as the rest of the country in 2012.
In the "Reflections on the Past" section, former WRAG board chairs share their thoughts on WRAG's evolution over the last two decades.